|Angela Miller, Judy Dales, Marya Lowe, Judith Reilly|
Anne Standish, and MJ Russell
|Alexandra Nickerson, Marya Lowe, Judy Dales|
Rae Harrell presented her information in a conversational manner. All attendees, no matter what level of professionalism, came out with something from her workshop. We all went home with a booklet handout, with our own resumes pencilled in for further exploration and finalization at home.
"Your artist's statement can be a moving testament to your creativity and integrity"
~ Rae Harrell
How many times have you stared at the blank page and wondered what to write about yourself?
Rae suggested we allow our inner creative self to write our artist statement! She lead us on a meditation then had us write something. Wow! That was very good advice!
On a closing note, I heard something that stayed with me from another workshop I took a couple weeks prior. Stephen Jost, curator at the Shelburne Museum said that artists must know other artists, because artists are stimulated by other artists. We, as a group of art quilters, must find our "family" of like minded artists to gain our strength to create even more deeply than we do now. Alexandra Nickerson was able to put together a venue for gathering our SAQA family together. I have come out feeling fantastic, knowing more artists and feeling more grounded in the business aspects of what I do. So, Thank you Alexandra.
Next entry: Valarie's workshop, "A Juror's Perspective" ~ Margaret
|Judy Dales, Marya Lowe, Judith Reilly|